The announced merger of Kvaerner Masa-Yards and Aker Finyards — both members of the Aker Yards Groups — draws to a conclusion nearly a decade of change within the Finnish shipbuilding community, while providing the technically talented and market
Norfolk Shipbuliding and Drydock Corporation (Norshipco), Norfolk, Va., has dedicated its new $5-million, 1,030-foot pier for general ship repair, marking completion of the initial phase of an expansion program expected to nearly double the yard's current 2,200 employment within four years.
The Philadelphia Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers' last technical meeting of the 1977-78 program was held on May 19, at the Engineers Club in Philadelphia, Pa. Sixty-five members and guests attended the meeting, which was preceded by a dinner and cocktails.
McAllister Brothers, Inc. recently announced the merger into its organization of Baker-Whiteley Towing Co., one of the two major tug operators in the Port of Baltimore. The announcement was made by Anthony J. McAllister Jr., president of the New York, N.
Bath Iron Works' Bath, Maine, record-breaking work backlog passed the half-billion-dollar mark with the recent announcement of a firm $150-million Navy fixedprice incentive award to the shipyard for three more guided-missile frigates in the FFG-7
Shipbuilding experts from the Navy, Maritime Administration and private industry met in Brunswick, Maine, on September 13- 14 as guests of Bath Iron Works to propose and evaluate methods of improving technological capabilities of U.S. shipbuilding.
The Maritime Administration has received applications from Zapper, Inc., Morgan City, La., for both a Title XI guarantee and construction-differential subsidy (CDS) to aid in financing the construction of one 7,200-dwt semisubmersible, self-propelled barge carrier.
Congressman John M. Murphy, Chairman of the House Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee, and Zenon N. Sdougos, Director, Marine Safety Division, Inter- Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization (IMCO), London, England, will be the principal speakers
The cruise vessel Zenith was recently delivered to Celebrity Chandris Cruises by Meyer Werft of Papenburg, Germany. The ship is 682 feet long, with a beam of 95 feet and a draft of 24 feet. Powered by a "father and son" four engine plant, a cruising speed of 21.
On August 15, 1994, the Maritime Administrator and Maritime Subsidy Board issued an opinion and order in Docket No. A-184, addressing the remand of the U. S. District Court in Keystone Shipping Co. v. United States, 801 F. Supp. 771 (D.D.C. 1992).